One usually reliable source of mine tells me that Selin's Grove has experienced "the structural collapse of their direct-fired kettle" on January 1st. It "shattered like glass" while water was being heated in it. Terrible thing to happen on the first day of the new year.
Supposedly a new kettle has been found, but until then no growler fills.
Now, just how exactly does a brew kettle "shatter like glass"? Anyone else heard of such a thing happening?
UPDATE: They ended up calling in a welder to patch up the old kettle, but Steve Leason said they're still in the market for a new--or at least newer--brew kettle. Growler sales were still restricted as of last week--a crying shame, as the IPA and Framboise were in peak form.